[Federal Register Volume 78, Number 177 (Thursday, September 12, 2013)]
[Pages 56233-56234]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2013-22236]



Meeting of the Secretary's Advisory Committee on Human Research 

AGENCY: Office of the Assistant Secretary for Health, Office of the 
Secretary, Department of Health and Human Services.

ACTION: Notice.


SUMMARY: Pursuant to Section 10(a) of the Federal Advisory Committee 
Act, U.S.C. Appendix 2, notice is hereby given that the Secretary's 
Advisory Committee on Human Research Protections (SACHRP) will hold a 
meeting that will be open to the public. Information about SACHRP and 
the full meeting agenda will be posted on the

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SACHRP Web site at: http://www.dhhs.gov/ohrp/sachrp/mtgings/index.html.

DATES: The meeting will be held on Thursday, October 3, 2013 from 8:30 
a.m. until 5:00 p.m. and Friday, October 4, 2013 from 8:30 a.m. until 
4:30 p.m.

ADDRESSES: U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, 200 
Independence Avenue SW., Hubert H. Humphrey Building, Room 800, 
Washington, DC 20201.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Jerry Menikoff, M.D., J.D., Director, 
Office for Human Research Protections (OHRP), or Julia Gorey, J.D., 
Executive Director, SACHRP; U.S. Department of Health and Human 
Services, 1101 Wootton Parkway, Suite 200, Rockville, Maryland 20852; 
240-453-8141; fax: 240-453-6909; email address: [email protected].

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Under the authority of 42 U.S.C. 217a, 
Section 222 of the Public Health Service Act, as amended, SACHRP was 
established to provide expert advice and recommendations to the 
Secretary of Health and Human Services and the Assistant Secretary for 
Health on issues and topics pertaining to or associated with the 
protection of human research subjects.
    The meeting will open to the public at 8:30 a.m., Thursday, October 
3. Following opening remarks from Dr. Jerry Menikoff, OHRP Director, 
and Dr. Jeffrey Botkin, SACHRP Chair, the Subcommittee on Harmonization 
(SOH) will give their report.
    SOH was established by SACHRP at its July 2009 meeting and is 
charged with identifying and prioritizing areas in which regulations 
and/or guidelines for human subjects research adopted by various 
agencies or offices within HHS would benefit from harmonization, 
consistency, clarity, simplification and/or coordination.
    Following opening remarks on the morning of October 4, the Subpart 
A Subcommittee (SAS) will give their report. SAS is charged with 
developing recommendations for consideration by SACHRP regarding the 
application of subpart A of 45 CFR part 46 in the current research 
environment; this subcommittee was established by SACHRP in October 
    Public attendance at the meeting is limited to space available. 
Individuals who plan to attend the meeting and need special assistance, 
such as sign language interpretation or other reasonable 
accommodations, should notify the designated contact persons. Members 
of the public will have the opportunity to provide comments on both 
days of the meeting. Public comment will be limited to five minutes per 
speaker. Any members of the public who wish to have printed materials 
distributed to SACHRP members for this scheduled meeting should submit 
materials to the Executive Director, SACHRP, prior to the close of 
business September 30, 2013.

    Dated: September 5, 2013.
Jerry Menikoff,
Director, Office for Human Research Protections,
    Executive Secretary, Secretary's Advisory Committee on Human 
Research Protections.

[FR Doc. 2013-22236 Filed 9-11-13; 8:45 am]